Enexor Bioenergy (Enexor), based in Tennessee, US, has been awarded a demonstration grant from the US Department of Defense's (D0D) environmental security technology certification programme (ESTCP).
The funding will be utilised to demonstrate Enexor's Bio-CHP system at a US Navy installation, to convert organic and plastic waste into renewable energy.
The primary goal and application is to provide landfill diversion of organic and plastic waste streams and on-site renewable energy. It aims to do this by converting these streams into grid-independent, renewable energy, whilst offsetting greenhouse gases.
The company added its patented Bio-CHP system converts almost any combination of organic, plastic or biomass waste into reliable, renewable power and thermal energy while concurrently reducing carbon emissions, creating carbon and plastic credits and, ultimately, mitigating climate change.
The ESTCP program was launched as part of the DoD's efforts to demonstrate and validate promising innovative environmental and energy technologies and methodologies that address its high-priority environmental requirements.
ESTCP demonstrations are conducted at DoD facilities and sites to document improved efficiency, reduced liability, improved environmental outcomes and direct cost savings. Enexor was one of five companies selected to address the topic of “energy resilience on DoD installations.”
Enexor said this selection builds on its growth so far. It has previously been awarded an xTechSBIR Grant from the US Army and a testing contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to expedite the achievement of the US military's energy and sustainability goals.